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If you are passionate about a current issue, use you social media platforms for the cause and spread your message. Watch Presidential Candidate debates to learn who supports your issue. Search for information about volunteering for their campaign, and add it to your resume. With everything going on in our country, from gun violence to ICE raids, we encourage you to stand up and challenge the status quo. Join the Youth Channel for a week of special programming about teens and young adults fighting for LGBTQ rights, gender bending, and choosing a career path.

The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.

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YC Power Hour - Episode 11 (Youth Channel)

Monday, August 12th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The YC Power Hour is a weekly potpourri youth creative youth-driven program. It covers news, entertainment, and current trends within NYC and the world while keeping a light-hearted down to earth tone.

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Jose Northover Financial Literacy

Tuesday, August 13th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Financial advisor and coach Jose Northover visit the YMC to discuss finances with our SYEP interns and how to start now on building their financial accountability.

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Bridging the Gap

Wednesday, August 14th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
We Are Here
LGBTQ Youth Take Back the Media and raise their voices and concerns to be fairly represented. While narrating experiences that have empowered them to speak up and send a message of positivity to the youth of color questioning their sexuality.

Bridging The Gap
Looking back at our experiences and sharing them is the bridge that forms between our generations. Bridging The Gap is a piece dedicated to finding an understanding between the young and old in the LGBTQ community. 

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Blurring Gender Lines

Thursday, August 15th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Determined to challenge male-dominated sports, Jiu-Jitsu fighter, Alex Ross gives us an insight of the Brazilian sport and the barriers women encounter in order to succeed in sports. In a society where young girls and women are not provided spaces to perform and develop their athletic skills, Ross, Blurs Gender Lines by encouraging other young women to get involved in this sport.

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Night Cap: Career Day - Episode 6

Friday, August 16th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Closing out NIGHTCAP’s Career Day Series is Dr. Rahsaan Harris, President and CEO of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation that helps pipeline youth of color to careers in media and technology by getting them college internships at major media companies such as HBO, CBS, and NBC. If you are hoping your internship leads to a job opportunity don’t miss this show because Dr. Harris has some sage advice on how to make that happen.